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Geoff Chapple - The Story Behind the Legend, by Clive Youlton

Book chronicling the career of famous former Woking and Kingstonian manager Geoff Chapple.

Paperback 176 pages (September 2006)
Publisher: Tempus Publishing
Telephone: 01453 883300
ISBN: 075243800X

Sir Alex Ferguson was once asked what it was like to lead a team out at Wembley. "Don't ask me, ask Geoff Chapple," came the reply, the Manchester United icon handing out the ultimate accolade to one of non-league football's most revered figures.

It is testament to the respect that Geoff Chapple gained from his managerial peers throughout football that the doyen of Old Trafford, and perhaps the greatest football manager of his generation, should agree to write the foreword for Chapple's authorised biography, due out this month.

Winning the FA Trophy an incredible five times in seven years was a never to be repeated feat and Geoff Chapple - The Story Behind the Legend (rrp £12.99) charts Chapple's fascinating life story and takes in his spells at Alton Town, Windsor and Eton, Woking, Kingstonian and his beloved Farnham Town.

It is an account of a career that, by his own admission, brought him few friends but any number of acquaintances, and includes quotes from players, managers and officials.

Written by Surrey journalist Clive Youlton, it will appeal to people throughout the non-league game and will make for an excellent stocking filler at Christmas.

The book can be ordered from Amazon, through the Kingstonian Youth affiliate link, by searching for 'Geoff Chapple':

Geoff Chapple - The Story Behind the Legend